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Rhoda Needelman

February 24, 1931 — March 8, 2020

Rhoda Needelman of Cold Spring formerly of Yonkers passed away peacefully on March 8, 2020 at North Westchester Restorative.  She was 89.

Born on February 24, 1931 in New York City to the late Louis and Minnie Garfinkel Cohen.

Rhoda alongside her husband Marvin ran the concession booths at the Depot Theater and Cold Spring Little League.  Rhoda also was the controller and bookkeeper for Cresthill Industries.   She was one of the founding members of the Philipstown Reformed Synagogue.

Rhoda is survived by her Loving Children Gayle Needelman of Cold Spring and Mindy Jesek and her husband John of Cold Spring.  Cherished grandchildren Katherina Jesek, J.M Jesek, Lauren Lulgjuraj and her husband Johnny, Nicole Needelman and Kaitlin Needelman, Loving Great Grandchildren A.J and Serena Lulgjuraj and Mason Jesek.  She is also survived by her daughter in law Michele Needelman of Suffern, Dear Brother Gerald Cohen and his wife Katrine, Dear sister Sandra Greenberg and her husband Jerome and many greatly loved nieces and nephews.

Rhoda is predeceased by her beloved husband Marvin  on October 17, 2019 and her son Howard Needelman.

A Graveside Service  will be held on Tuesday March 10, 2020 at 11am at Sharon Gardens with Rabbi Helaine Ettinger officiating

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday May 16, 2020 at St. Mary's Parish Hall at 10am

Donations in Rhoda’s memory may be made to Philipstown Reform Synagogue, P.O. Box 94, Cold Spring, NY 10516

For Rhoda’s  Guestbook please visit

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

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